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Back4Sure v3.6.0

Checker on 23 Apr 2014

Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. The program can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network and can also be compressed using high or low compression settings to a ZIP or 7-zip file of various compression levels, as well as encrypted for security.

Other features include filters to backup or exclude specific file types, a cleanup mode to remove old archives, and creation of one or multiple zip files (separated by directory structure). Backups are saved by directory structure either inside the archive or inside the directory for easy restoring. Users can also use multiple settings profiles, or "job" files.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (accepts donations)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Back4Sure.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed broken coloring option for partially selected directories.
  • Fixed backup did not work if root directory was selected and system directories were excluded from display.
  • Fixed broken error message if creating the file association for job files fails.
  • Trying to change the file associations for job files will now correctly ask for admin privileges.
  • Remaining backup time display added.
  • Option for additionally comparing file size if file time is the same.
  • Update of the OpenSSL libraries to version 1.0.1g.
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guinness on 2012-05-11 14:15

@Midas, looks fine to me on my machine.

webfork on 2012-05-12 21:42

Technomancer: if you mean the entry is unclear, please let us know in forums. If you mean the program itself (and for the RAR distro issue) you might want to contact the developer directly.

ihateyou on 2013-12-15 18:36

what you should know:
Cleanup is optional - it is very close related to an incremental backup.
Using this you have to select the same Target Directory as before to backup only changed files and to delete files on the backup that have been deleted on the original file system as well (the latter one is the actual Cleanup).

Hope it helps ;)

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Directory Compare v3.47

Checker on 28 Jul 2014
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Diamond

Directory Compare is an utility to help you keep copies of your important directories (documents, programs under development and so on) in a backup harddisk or any other storage system (like 100Mb diskettes). The backup may be made automatically (in unattended mode) or by using a friendly user interface.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename DirCmp0.ini to DirCmp.ini
  3. Launch DirCmp.exe
What's new?
  • New File/Create shortcut menu to create shortcuts (for automatic backups, ...) and to prepare arguments for Directory Compare, batch files, etc..
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webfork on 2013-10-01 02:02

Wolfghost: the link is busted on their side. Maybe try softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Backup-and-Recovery/Directory-Compare-Portable.shtml

I am Baas on 2013-10-01 02:41

http://tp.lc.ehu.es/anonym/win95/drcmp364-64.zip

Notice the typo?

Wolfghost on 2013-10-01 13:19

thanks guys :)

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USBFlashCopy v1.9 Updated

webfork on 31 Aug 2014

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. The program runs in the background and copies all or select files from inserted media to a destination of your choice. Includes available copy throttle speed, minimum free space check to avoid filling up your drive, file filters, and can even be set to only copy from selected drives (by serial number).

New drives plugged in are prompted for a new copy profile and transfers include a progress bar. Ideal for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification; runs entirely in background) are only available in the registered version.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder: usbflashcopy.ini
License: Freeware for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download usbflashcopy.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Fixes.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=51049#p51049

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

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Cobian Backup v9.5.0.201

webfork on 29 Dec 2013
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by zacory

Cobian Backup allows backups with scheduling, compression, encryption, filters, file splitting, remote client, backup-to-FTP and more. The program can read and backup open or locked files from WinXP onward.

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System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cobian.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Toucan, Back4Sure
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Prompt24 on 2014-10-04 20:13

Awesome! Must have!

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PaperBack v1.10

webfork on 21 Apr 2014
  • 227KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

PaperBack lets you back up files to ordinary paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. If you have a good laser printer with the 600 dpi resolution, you can save up to 500KB of uncompressed data on a single A4/Letter sheet. With integrated compression, up to 3MB can be stored on one sheet of A4/Letter paper. For data restoration, you will need a scanner with physical resolution that is 3-times the print resolution.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PaperBak.exe.
What's new? PaperBack version 1.00 did not implement AES encryption properly.
Latest comments
PJ on 2009-12-12 05:24

Hm, so I would have to use about a thousand pieces of paper to back up my latest snapshots... very efficient *g*

donald on 2010-06-10 14:04

Imagine saving something useful but small like a password or text encryption program.

This could outlast the flash memory you may have such a program stored on and allow for later recovery. (Acid free paper, sealed container with CO2 and no Oxygen)

And no it is not practical for very large files but I have heard that "small is beautiful"

MoisheP on 2013-12-19 21:05

Wonderful idea, thinking outside the box (or QR Matrix, as it were)! This opens up the door to many other possibilities...
Would it be possible to use a dot-matrix printer on aluminum foil?
How about laser printing on plastic film?
Steganography is another possibility: laser printers already do so - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_steganography

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